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The Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia is one of the most important monuments of the city of Barcelona, the maximum exponent of art, being a point of tourist interest that attracts people from all over the world. It is a temple that was devised by Gaudí. At the moment in which a person decides to visit the city, this is one of the key points in which he will not hesitate to take a photo.

In addition to being a luxury for the senses, it has a curious history that supports us that we will detail below.

Everything you need to know about « La Sagrada Familia »

Some history

The construction of this monument began in 1882. At first, the project was designed to follow a neo-Gothic style. However, the following year was completely reconsidered by Gaudí, who had in mind a completely different idea. Gaudí’s project was ambitious: his goal was to create a project consisting of 18 towers. Although it was really possible, for a series of problems it was impossible to give shape to all of them. In fact, Gaudí died in 1926, being unable to see his complete work.
However, this does not mean that the project has been left far behind. Gaudí left some very detailed plans to be able to continue with the construction of the temple in case he could not finish the work. These plans are very rich in details and indications. However, this project is also expensive. There are many construction experts and the contributions they have received over the years. Although an exact completion date of the works is not yet known, it was speculated on in a matter of years.

Since he conceived the original idea, more than 100 years have passed.
Key features of La Sagrada Familia

This iconic monument of Barcelona has not yet been completed and its construction completion date is still far away. However, there are some elements that are worthy of admiration, although it is possible that they do.

Towers

Of the 18 towers proposed by Gaudí, for the time being 8 have been created. According to the original idea of ​​the author, 12 of these towers were built in honor of the apostles. 1 of them would be built in honor of the Virgin Mary, another to Jesus and the remaining 4 towers in buildings as a tribute to the evangelists.

Gaudí established that each of the towers had a different height and that it was given depending on the height of the deity to which it will represent.

The possibility of accessing the upper part of certain towers was also contemplated. The objective of this proposal is to know the city of Barcelona with the best views. At the same time, to be able to access the interior of the towers we can find some details of the construction at first hand.

Verticality concept

The concept of verticality is one of the most outstanding features of the temple. The goal of Gaudí was also to create a church that rose towards God, having the shape of a pyramid from the outside, with a high height in the naves, making the height of the towers confuse with the sky.

Facades

The construction consists of 3 facades that are worthy of praise.

  • Facade of the Birth: This facade, as we can already imagine, is directly related to the « Birth of Christ ». It has been created with such a representative image that it caught our attention at the first glance.
  • Facade of the Passion: The change, the style of this facade is something simpler that is also very characteristic. It represents the suffering that Jesus experienced when He was crucified.
  • Facade of the Glory: End with the death of the Glory and with the Day of the Judgment.

Each of the facades represents different stages of the life of Jesus: the Birth, his Passion, Death and Resurrection, in addition to his Glory, Present and future. The sunlight itself has its own participation in the contemplation of the work: a measure that passes the day, the light that highlights the characteristics of each of the facades.

Skylights / Skylights

To provide more lighting to the ceilings, Gaudí projected spaces between the columns; in particular skylights or skylights that were conceived from hyperboloids. They have been constructed with pieces of gilded glass and tiles. Through these elements, not only does it enter sunlight, but it is also reflected throughout the entire environment.

If you have not yet visited this representative monument of the city, we recommend you to meet him on your next visit to Barcelona.

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    Lo intentaremos en otras ciudades!!

    Chicas muy simpáticas. Muchas gracias!

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  • 5 star ratingMagnifico! Personal muy agradable, capaz de responder a cualquier pregunta, muy profesional! Para mi novia fue la primera vez que utilizaba un Segway, y en 5 minutos ya estabamos en el tour!!! Sin duda la proxima vez que visitemos Barcelona vamos a repetir el tour!!! 😛

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  • 5 star ratingQueríamos sorprender con una actividad diferente a unos buenos amigos americanos que vinieron a pasar unos días a Barcelona y les organizamos un tour en segway por el puerto olímpico y el parque de la Ciudadela. Les encantó. La actividad duró dos horas. Cuatro adultos...Más

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  • 5 star ratingFuimos mi hijo de 11 años y yo el dia de Reyes por la mañana. Nuestra guía, Pri, fue super simpática y muy resolutiva ante las dudas. En diez minutos ya estábamos montados como expertos. El tour por la Ciutadella, Arc de Triomf y Barceloneta valió mucho la pena.

    Lo recomiendo a cualquier persona.

    Y los segways que utilizan son de lo mejorcito que hay en Barcelona.

    Gracias Pri!

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  • 5 star ratingEl segway ha sido una experiencia excelente. Conocimos hermosos lugares de la ciudad, sin cansarnos y vimos la ciudad de una forma fantástica. Lo recomiendo mucho, para gente adulta de todas las edades. Es muy fácil andar en ellos. PRI, nuestra guía trabajó muy bien y nos dio información de cada lugar, de forma clara, sencilla y práctica. Muy bueno, recomendable y divertido.

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  • 5 star ratingFui con mis hermano.La pasamos genial el guía Pablo mucha predisposición y buena onda hicieron una muy linda experiencia

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  • 5 star ratingDisfrute mucho con la visita guiada durante 3 horas por Barcelona con el equipo de Barcelona Sun & Segway. Nos guiaron de maravilla por la ciudad.

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  • 5 star ratingfue muy agradable tuvimos el acompañamiento de una guía de nombre Priscila, ella nos llevo por diferentes lugares y nos tuvo mucha paciencia porque al principio nos daba mucho susto usar el aparato, ella estuvo pendiente que no tropezáramos

    es otra forma de ver la ciudad y hacerlo de forma descanzada

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  • 5 star ratingNunca habíamos utilizado el segway y tenía mis dudas sobre todo porque los niños son pequeños, pero ha sido una experiencia muy bonita, Resulta muy sencillo de manejar. Las monitoras muy agradables y sonrientes. Así da gusto!! Además nos acompañaba una encantadora guía. El recorrido de una hora nos dio para ver muchas cosas que de ir andando hubiéramos tardado mucho más tiempo. Lo recomiendo!!

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